Death toll reaches 14 in U.S. nursing home hurricane tragedy

Death toll reaches 14 in U.S. nursing home hurricane tragedy

Cecilia Franco, 90, died in hospice at 3:45 a.m. Monday, according to family attorney Albert Levin. Franco's death follows the death of her 93-year-old husband, Miguel, who was also a patient at the nursing home.

Two more former residents of a Florida nursing home have died roughly a month after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility's air conditioning, the Hollywood Police Department announced Monday.

The state Agency for Health Care Administration acted after eight residents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died September 13, three days after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility's air conditioning.

By September 13, when officials first learned that the patients were suffering in hazardous conditions, eight residents were confirmed dead, ages 71 to 99. Last week, the facility laid off 245 workers, including doctors, nurses, therapists and others. Grossman didn't say exactly when the women died.

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"These actions by AHCA do not meet the essential requirements of law for entry of immediate emergency orders by a state agency because the administrative orders are completely devoid of factual allegations, and as stated, lack the required specificity and particularity, as to any improper conduct or wrongdoing on the part of Hollywood Hills", the amended complaint said.

A couple in their 90s died within a month of each other in the United States after the nursing home they were in became a deadly hot box after Hurricane Irma.

Franco's family is one of several that have filed lawsuits against the nursing home. Many were moved into the hallways, next to fans and spot coolers.

State officials later suspended their license, and owners eventually closed the facility permanently.

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